A word from the Poet Laureate

BY News Desk  September 12, 2013 at 6:17 PM EDT

“My own journey in becoming a poet began with memory — with the need to record and hold on to what was being lost”

Thursday on PBS NewsHour, Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey and the NewsHour’s Jeffrey Brown launch “Where Poetry Lives,” a series that looks at how poetry affects people throughout the country.

Throughout the series, Trethewey will keep a travel log of the journey.